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John A. Parnell, PhD
University of North Alabama 

John A. Parnell currently serves as the Professor of Management & Eminent Scholar of Business the University of North Alabama. He completed the BSBA, MBA, and MAEd degrees from East Carolina University, the EdD from Campbell University, and the PhD from the University of Memphis. During his academic career, Dr. Parnell has served as professor and head of the Department of Marketing and Management at Texas A&M University–Commerce. He has received numerous awards for teaching, scholarship, and service, including the H. M. Lafferty Distinguished Faculty Award at Texas A&M–Commerce in 2002, the Adolph Dial Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity at UNCP in 2005, and the Spirit of Inquiry Award from the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2011. In 2014–2015, Dr. Parnell was interim dean of the UNCP School of Business.


Dr. Parnell is a recognized authority in the strategic management field, having published more than 200 articles, cases, proceedings, books, and book chapters on strategic management and related fields. His work has appeared in a number of leading journals, including Academy of Management Learning and Education, British Journal of Management, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Small Business Management, and Management Decision. Dr. Parnell is a coauthor of Crisis Management: Leading in the New Management Landscape, 2e (SAGE Publications, 2014). He also serves on a number of academic journal editorial boards and consults with select firms in the area of strategic planning. He frequently has been invited to discuss issues related to business and competitiveness on SiriusXM’s The Wilkow Majority. Dr. Parnell has lectured at a number of institutions abroad, including the EGADE Business School in Mexico, Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan, Yangtze Normal University, and China University of Geosciences in Beijing. He also served as a Fulbright Scholar in Cairo, Egypt, in 1995.